Autumnal Grand Designs

Posted: 11th September 2017

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By: Joyce Bullock

Autumnal Grand Designs

Don’t panic, I am not going to give you a long list of everything you should be doing in your garden this week, I will leave that to Monty Don. I am actually going to share some of my business news with you; in the gardening calendar the change of seasons means reflection on the past few months and planning for the next.

This past year has seen me complete lots of fab garden designs and planting projects, as you would imagine, I also had some projects that were very different for me and some really exciting projects coming up, I want to share two of these with you.

In the summer of 2016 I was approached by Tracey Medlyn, the local RHS coordinator and asked if I would be interested in becoming an Industry Mentor on a RHS/schools project, Green PlanIt.  The project ran for 3 months and involved me being paired with a local school and assisting them with a design for a School or Community Garden.  The school teams produced a 3d illustration of their garden and presented it to judges at an event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in December. I enjoyed every minute and was very proud of the effort and insight of the group I was working with. Future Landscapers in the making.

So why am I sharing this with you? I am very pleased to say that I have been invited back to mentor another group this year. Let the fun begin.

And now for something of a challenge, Grand Designs Live. Yes, little old me at Grand Designs.

In October, I will be at Grand Designs Live at the Birmingham NEC as one of a panel of “Ask An Expert” alongside two other industry specialists. Ask The Expert gives visitors to the show an opportunity for some free impartial advice from design, planning, costs and finding the right contractor, to best planting, wildlife friendly gardens and year round colour.

I will be part of Ask An Expert at Grand Designs on Wednesday 11th, Friday 13th and Sunday 15th October.

It is probably best to pre-book appointments but you can call in on day.

The link is below, there are lots of other experts covering every aspect of the self build/home improvement spectrum there too, so have a look at the main website too.

I will be keeping everyone up to date with my antics via Twitter and Instagram, so please follow.